Can’t-miss Innovation Talks, only at IBM InterConnect 2017

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IBM InterConnect Innovation Talks Are you interested in hot-button issues like cyberbullying, fake news, blockchain and cyberwarfare? Then you can’t afford to miss the all-new Innovation Talks at IBM InterConnect 2017.

On March 19 through 23, thousands of the best and brightest in cloud computing will gather in Las Vegas for our annual gathering of innovators, thought leaders, academics and technical experts. World-renowned experts from industry and academia will share unique perspectives on how to differentiate your business in the changing world of cloud, cognitive computing, security and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Here are just a few highlights among many fascinating subjects to be tackled at the Innovation Talks:

Fighting cyberbullying with cognitive

According to experts, more than half of today’s teens have already experienced cyber bullying, and 95 percent have observed bullying among their peers. This is rapidly becoming one of the most prevalent psychological issues of the century. Join actor and activist Wayne Brady and additional special guests in this incredible and entertaining session.


Blockchain is transforming the world of money by providing the ability to validate and secure transactions with little or no human intervention. Don Tapscott, author of Blockchain Revolution, will discuss how you can use this technology to create new models of digital trust and disrupt your industry.

Ethics and artificial intelligence

As artificial intelligence continues to advance, we will increasingly see questions about ethical and legal challenges. Dr. Sabine Hauert of the University of Bristol will discuss how to maintain our moral compass when AI removes humans from portions of the decision-making process.

IoT & DDoS attacks

When Fortune magazine asked top business leaders about their biggest challenges in the Fortune 500 CEO survey, two-thirds cited cyber security. As connectivity spreads globally, so does the threat of cyberwarfare, from sophisticated fraud to business-crippling distributed denial of service attacks. CTO and cryptographer Bruce Schneier will discuss how to save IoT and the connected home from a security crisis.

InterConnect 2017

Visit the InterConnect website to learn more, browse a complete listing of sessions, agenda, keynotes and a preview of our exciting entertainment. The conference provides $8,000 worth of training and education, more than 2,000 speaker sessions and 200-plus hands-on exhibitions. Need more reasons to attend? Check out more blogs here.

You can’t afford to miss this word-class event. Register today.

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